Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Justice Bertina E. Lampkin takes oath

You may have to squint some to see it, but in the center of this photograph you can see Illinois Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Freeman administer the oath of office to Appellate Court Justice Bertina E. Lampkin, elected this November to the court on which she has served for several years pursuant to Supreme Court appointment.

The ceremony was conducted yesterday evening at the Loop offices of Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC. Retired Appellate Court Justice Gino DiVito was among the speakers at the event. Also speaking were Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans, Circuit Court Judges Tommy Brewer and Leonard Murray, and attorney Kevin M. Forde. In addition to Justice Freeman, Supreme Court Justices Thomas Kilbride and Mary Jane Theis attended the event, as did retired Supreme Court Justice Benjamin K. Miller. Several of Justice Lampkin's colleagues on the Appellate Court were also on hand for the occasion including (but not necessarily limited to) Justices Cynthia Y. Cobb, Mathias W. Delort, Shelvin Louise Marie Hall, Nathaniel R. Howse, Jr., Mary L. Mikva, P. Scott Neville, and John B. Simon. If I missed someone, please excuse me: As the accompanying picture suggests, it was a crowded room.


Lobo Y Olla said...

There's a reason that room was crowded. Bertina Lampkin is one of the finest jurists in Illinois. Former State's Attorney, judicial veteran of Cook's 26th and Cal, and a rapier wit to boot. I'm proud to call her a friend.

She's going to continue to make us all very proud. If I'm ever half as good as Justice Lampkin, I'll consider my career a success.

Congrats, Justice Lampkin. A well deserved victory.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm. Bertina and Mary Jane in the same room together to celebrate? Where was Rahm?